Landscape Painting Fundamentals by Robert Joyner

Landscape Painting Fundamentals

The ultimate landscape painting resource for all mediums.

Course Overview

Here is a quick look at some of the sections in this course.

Masses - learn how to simplify and reduce complex landscape subjects into abstract masses. The key to making your art interesting to look at, and paint, is right here!

Value Hierarchy - Simplifying your abstract masses into and organized value plan will help you guide the viewer through the painting, reduce stiff and cluttered art, plus develop better focal points.

Light & Shadow and The Three Planes - this section covers the importance of dividing what's in light and what's in shadow. And I will teach you the three common planes and the impact light has on each one.

Atmospheric Perspective - There are many layers of atmosphere as you look into the distance. Naturally values and colors are impacted by these veils so it's crucial to understand how to handle this idea in your painting process.

Trees & Sky Holes - Learn the basics of painting trees which is arguably one of the most challenging areas of landscape painting. Discover how to paint sky holes and not have them look cut out and pasted onto your work.

Clouds & Sky - In this section you will learn how linear perspective impacts your clouds. I will teach you the proper value gradation found in many skies. Plus we will take that idea a step further and create a general three color gradation model you can use to compare skies to.

In late March I will start adding new sections that include;
  • The effects if light in different times of day and settings 
  • Color saturation and vibrations
  • Composition ideas
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Included In This Course Are:

  • 46 High Quality And Informative Videos
  • Master's Analysis to see how some of the legends used these ideas in their art.
  • 6 Assignments for you to complete.
  • Robert's take on each assignment so you have something to compare your work to.
  • Detailed text breakdown for each lesson.
  • Hi-res Images of each demonstration.
  • Ask questions and prompt get answers!
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This is a great class with a lot of information. Mr. Joyner explains everything so well. I look forward to more of his classes.
Ella F.
This is an incredible, terrific, phenomenal course, it's like "The Godfather" of courses. Roberts love child would I say. Top of the tops. Great work - Thank you Robert!
A. Smid
 This is amazing. THIS is gonna finally help me with landscape painting. I’m about half-way through and yet to do the exercises, but I’m loving it!
Carolina A.

What's included?

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Lesson Plan

Introduction - Start Here
Start Here & Material List
Masses 101
5 mins
Adding Light & Shadow (Drawing)
4 mins
Adding Light & Shadow (Color)
19 mins
Gradations & Variations Within Masses
9 mins
Common Mistake(s)
2 mins
Leviton With Grayscale - Learning From The Masters
15 mins
Leviton With Color - Learning From The Masters
12 mins
Masses Practice Reel
22 mins
Robert's Masses Reel - Simplified Masses
20 mins
Robert's Masses Reel - Adding Light & Shadow
11 mins
Value Hierarchy
Value Hierarchy 101
7 mins
Value Hierarchy Demonstration
17 mins
Common Mistakes
6 mins
Value - Low Key Demo With Monet
16 mins
Value- High Key Demo With Monet
8 mins
Practice Reel
22 mins
Robert's Take On The Practice Reel
21 mins
Light & Shadow Planes
Light & Shadow And The Three Common Planes
27 mins
Master's Examples Of Planes & Light/Shadow Part 1
7 mins
Master's Examples Planes & Light/Shadow Part 2
4 mins
Master's Examples Planes & Light/Shadow Part 3
5 mins
Assignment - Working With The Masters
Robert's Take On Assignment
24 mins
Atmospheric Perspective
Atmospheric Perspective 101
16 mins
Atmospheric Perspective - Two Color Theories
7 mins
Atmospheric Perspective - Color Demo
18 mins
Atmospheric Perspective - Master's Examples
11 mins
Atmospheric Perspective Demonstration Part 1
20 mins
Atmospheric Perspective Demonstration Part 2
15 mins
Atmospheric Perspective Demonstration Part 3
8 mins
Color Scales Assignment
Introduction To Trees & Sky Holes
Trees & Sky Holes 101 - Part One
10 mins
Trees & Sky Holes 101 - Part Two
9 mins
Trees & Sky Holes 101 - Part Three
14 mins
Master's Analysis
9 mins
Tree & Sky Hole Assignment
Robert's Take On Assignment - Part One
16 mins
Robert's Take On Assignment - Part Two
21 mins
Introduction To Sky and Clouds
Sky Value And Color Gradation Chart - General Model
11 mins
Linear Perspective & Clouds Types
16 mins
Adding Sky Gradations And Cloud Hues
13 mins
Adding Color - Ground & Mountain Planes
21 mins
Making Corrections
12 mins
Adding Color and Shape To Clouds
11 mins
Turning Boxes Into Clouds & Recap
7 mins
Master's Analysis - Sky And Clouds
16 mins
Sky & Cloud Assignment
5 mins
Robert's Sky & Cloud Assignment Part One
10 mins
Robert's Sky & Cloud Assignment Part Two
18 mins


Can I use any medium?

Yes! This course is suited for and and all mediums. Robert uses acrylics as his primary medium but feel free to use watercolors, pastels, digital software and so on.

I'm a beginner, is this for me?

Yes! This course is built for all levels of creatives from just getting started to those that have been around a while.

Can I watch the videos on any device?

Absolutely! Smart phones, iPads and whatever else you have will do just fine. Just be sure you have a good Internet connection!

Can I ask questions?

Yes! Robert monitors this site and is notified when questions are asked, You can expect a reply with one business day.

What if I don't like the course, can I get a refund?

Yes! If you are dissatisfied in any way just get in touch within 7 days of purchase and you will be refunded the full amount.